An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 05 Nov 2021 22:18

Battle of Metz

"During the siege of Metz by the American IIIrd Army, a battalion of Volkssturmmänner, numbering about 400 men, was integrated into the city's defensive system. Given the urgency of the situation, decisions were taken very quickly. The decree of September 25, 1944 calling for the mass
levy of men aged 16 to 60 came into force on October 19, 1944, in the territories annexed by the Reich. In the CdZ-Gebiet Lothringen ,
the institution of the Deutscher Volkssturm was applicable two days later, ie on October 21. The SA-Gruppenführer Caspary was commissioned to immediately lift 12 battalions in the Gau Westmark . Placed under the authority of Vollrath Lübbe, these battalions were to strengthen the 462nd Volks-Grenadier-Divisionengaged since September in the battle of Metz. The incorporation of the Volkssturm Metz took place at the Bayern-Kasern Metz, from 1st November 1944. This battalion consisted mainly of former police officers and 14-18 veterans over 45 years old, but also
young Hitlerjugend under 18 years old, and refractory from the German army. The combat capacity of this battalion having been considered, by the German command, as null, and its very reduced fidelity, the men of the Volkssturm Metz were placed under the authority of a Major of the Ordnungspolizeiand relegated to law enforcement and passive defense task. The battery servants of the flak in particular were thus replaced in
Metz by members of the Hitler Youth and the Volkssturmmänner.

But if the motivation of the Volkssturmmanner on the Western Front was rather lukewarm, their resistance was far from being purely symbolic, as
John Russell recounts in his book No Triumphant Procession retracing the Anglo-Canadian operations in the North of France and Germany."

http://milguerres.unblog.fr/volkssturm/

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 06 Nov 2021 00:38

NS-Gauleiter Franz Hofer Standschützen des Gaues Tirol-Vorarlberg (einer Art Volkssturm)

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 06 Nov 2021 00:51

Gauleiter Hofer - Standschützen Volkssturm

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 06 Nov 2021 02:14

Deutscher Volkssturm Gau 10 Kreisstabfuhrer Kreis Limburg-Unterlahn

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 06 Nov 2021 23:34

Additional Information

Kreis Tilsit-Ragnit / Reichsgau Ostpreußen

Volkssturm-Bataillon Tilsit-Ragnit 1 // Volkssturm-Bataillon Tilsit I // Einsatz-Bataillon Tilsit I
Volkssturm-Bataillon Tilsit-Ragnit 2 // Volkssturm-Bataillon Tilsit II // Einsatz-Bataillon Tilsit II
Volkssturm-Bataillon Tilsit-Ragnit 3 // Volkssturm-Bataillon Tilsit III // Einsatz-Bataillon Tilsit III
Volkssturm-Bataillon Tilsit-Ragnit 4 // Volkssturm-Bataillon Tilsit IV // Einsatz-Bataillon Tilsit IV
Volkssturm-Bataillon Tilsit-Ragnit 5 // Volkssturm-Bataillon Tilsit V // Einsatz-Bataillon Tilsit V

NARA T-313 R-326 Pz-AOK 3

viewtopic.php?f=50&t=192705&start=1275#p2372044

https://www.forum-der-wehrmacht.de/inde ... lkssturms/


Volkssturm-Bataillon Bansburg II
Volkssturm-Bataillon Beuthen I
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bielitz I
Volkssturm-Bataillon Falkenberg I
Volkssturm-Bataillon Frankenberg I
Volkssturm-Bataillon Gleiwitz II
Volkssturm-Bataillon Gleiwitz III
Volkssturm-Bataillon Hindenberg I
Volkssturm-Bataillon Kattowitz II
Volkssturm-Bataillon Kattowitz IV
Volkssturm-Bataillon Königschutz I
Volkssturm-Bataillon Leöbschutz I
Volkssturm-Bataillon Neiße I
Volkssturm-Bataillon Rybnik I
Volkssturm-Bataillon Rybnik II
Volkssturm-Bataillon Teschen I

NARA T501 R218

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 08 Nov 2021 05:36

GERMAN VOLKSSTURM SOLDBUCH

Gau 32 Kreis Grulich


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https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 1909613537


Volssturm-Bataillon 12/10 Wunnestein


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Gau Wien Volkssturm Kreis Heiligenstadt

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Veränderungsmeldung des Volkssturmsoldaten (Request for change of address information for a Volkssturm soldier) originating from the Vienna
office of the NSDAP. The form reminds the soldier that he is a member of the Volkssturm and is required to notify his local organization of a
change in address within 24 hours.It’s obvious Herr Karall never completed the form.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 1917897965


Volkssturm Gau Westmark Kreiskommandostab Landau

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https://www.quartermaster.nl/index.php/ ... pfalz.html
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Brady » 08 Nov 2021 18:20

Two What extant were Captured French Small arms issued ?

Currently I am Questing to Fins out if the 716 Infantry Division in Normandy was equipped with in whole or in part French Small arms and Mortars ?

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 12 Nov 2021 22:17

New units and additional Information

Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/628
Volkssturm-Bataillon 32/383

Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/111 // Kampf-Bataillon Hoffmann
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/617 // Volkssturm-Bataillon Packebusch

Volkssturm-Bataillon Arnswalde (I. Aufgebot) [Kreis Arnswalde / Reichsgau Pommern]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Arnswalde (II. Aufgebot) [Kreis Arnswalde / Reichsgau Pommern]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Biberach [Biberach an der Riß, Kreis Biberach / Reichsgau Würtemberg-Hohenzollern]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Diedenhofen [Kreis Diedenhofen / Reichsgau Westmark]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Elsass [Reichsgau Baden]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Gemünden [Kreis Simmern / Reichsgau Moselland]
Volkssturm-Bataillon III [Kreis Münden / Reichsgau Süd-Hannover-Braunschweig]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Kattowitz III // III. Volkssturm-Bataillon Kattowitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Kirchberg [Kreis Simmern / Reichsgau Moselland]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Ober Rosenthal​ Johannesthal [Kreis Reichenberg / Reichsgau Sudetenland]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Ortelsburg [Reichsgau Ostpreußen]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Rybnik I [Kreis Rybnik Reichsgau Oberschlesien]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Schloßberg I // Volkssturm-Einsatz-Bataillon Schloßberg I [Kreis Schloßberg / Reichsgau Ostpreußen]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Schloßberg II // II. Volkssturm-Bataillon Schloßberg [Kreis Schloßberg / Reichsgau Ostpreußen]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Schloßberg III [Kreis Schloßberg / Reichsgau Ostpreußen]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Schussenried [Bad Schussenried, Kreis Biberach / Reichsgau Würtemberg-Hohenzollern]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Wunnenstein [Lichtenstein, Kreis Ludwigsburg / Reichsgau Württemberg-Hohenzollern]

Volkssturm-Einsatz-Bataillon Ebenrode 1 // I. Volksturm-Bataillon Ebenrode // [Kreis Ebenrode / Reichsgau Ostpreußen]
Volkssturm-Einsatz-Bataillon Königsberg I [Kreis Königsberg / Reichsgau Ostpreußen]
Volkssturm-Einsatz-Bataillon Lyck I [Kreis Lyck / Reichsgau Ostpreußen]
Volkssturm-Einsatz-Bataillon Lyck II [Kreis Lyck / Reichsgau Ostpreußen]

Volkssturm-Stand-Bataillon Lyck I [Kreis Lyck / Reichsgau Ostpreußen]
Volkssturm-Stand-Bataillon Lyck II [Kreis Lyck / Reichsgau Ostpreußen]

https://www.forum-der-wehrmacht.de/inde ... /&pageNo=1

Volkssturm-Bataillon Klessin

Richard Lakowski: "Seelow 1945. Die Entscheidungsschlacht an der Oder" page 35
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 12 Nov 2021 22:19

Brady wrote:
08 Nov 2021 18:20
Two What extant were Captured French Small arms issued ?

Currently I am Questing to Fins out if the 716 Infantry Division in Normandy was equipped with in whole or in part French Small arms and Mortars ?
Dear Brady

I do not believe the question is Volkssturm related?

Most respectfully

Mark

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 12 Nov 2021 22:49

Defense of Breslau [Translation]

Until then, the command of the 6th Army could have hoped that his optimistic plan to occupy this part of Wrocław had a chance of being implemented. However, the Germans also saw it, so it was not surprising that General von Ahlfen reacted immediately, throwing into the fight the only reserve that he had at his hand at that moment - the combat group "Hirsch" located in the vicinity of Podwale. It was made up of two battalions of the
Volkssturm-Bataillon 55th (Seifert) and 56th (Lindenschmidt) - consisting made up of 16-17-year-old members of the Hitler Youth.
These battalions, unlike most Volkssturm battalions, were not only fully uniformed, but also well armed and efficiently commanded.

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Simultaneously with the start of the air raids on Sunday morning, the Soviet began the attack on the airport area defended by subunits of the "Mohr" regiment, the Volkssturm-Bataillon 21 from Legnica......

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aiming to break the German defense and reach city ​​center. Again, in this situation, the bleeding units of the "Mohr" regiment and the hard-fought Volkssturm-Bataillones - especially the "railway battalion" 74, 21 Battalion and 68 Battalion - put up effective resistance, delaying progress
advancing troops.

http://wtmh.sobotka.uni.wroc.pl/wp-cont ... 15_all.pdf

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Brady » 13 Nov 2021 02:56

Germanicus wrote:
12 Nov 2021 22:19
Brady wrote:
08 Nov 2021 18:20
Two What extant were Captured French Small arms issued ?

Currently I am Questing to Fins out if the 716 Infantry Division in Normandy was equipped with in whole or in part French Small arms and Mortars ?
Dear Brady

I do not believe the question is Volkssturm related?

Most respectfully

Mark


I just keep reading references to the Volkssturm being equipped in some cases with captured French small arms, and I was fishing for an example or two of this being the case.

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 13 Nov 2021 07:06

Brady wrote:
13 Nov 2021 02:56
Germanicus wrote:
12 Nov 2021 22:19
Brady wrote:
08 Nov 2021 18:20
Two What extant were Captured French Small arms issued ?

Currently I am Questing to Fins out if the 716 Infantry Division in Normandy was equipped with in whole or in part French Small arms and Mortars ?
Dear Brady

I do not believe the question is Volkssturm related?

Most respectfully

Mark


I just keep reading references to the Volkssturm being equipped in some cases with captured French small arms, and I was fishing for an example or two of this being the case.
Dear Brady

Thank you for following that up. I had to do some research on the matter as I was not aware French Small Arms were used by the Volkssturm.

I am certain that I have not posted that the Volkssturm used French small arms.

After doing a Google search, I found the following, as I am aware that for example, that Italian, Danish or German weapons [Volkssturmgewehr weaponary were issued in small numbers] were utilised by the Volkssturm.

The link below gives a good account of what weapons were used by the Volkssturm.

"While it appears that most captured French rifles remained in France where they were used by German occupation troops and Vichy collaborationist forces, some found their way into the hands of Volksstrurmmanner in the western Gaue. The most common being the legendary "Lebel" and various models of the Berthier".

https://enlisted.net/en/news/show/123-m ... -walls-en/#!/

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Small+ar ... 0247740935

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Small+ar ... 0296257192

The only photographs I could find was the following, however I don't believe they would be of much help.

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Volkssturm armed with captured French Lebel 1886 M93 rifles.

https://anna-news.info/v-igre-enlisted- ... rejhstaga/

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Volksstrurmmanner with French Berthier rifle.

https://www.wargaming3d.com/product/vol ... ier-rifle/

It has been stated the following..

Fusil Automatique Modèle 1917, also known as the RSC M1917

'A limited number were still in service in 1940 during the German invasion of France. Captured examples were placed in storage and designated as Selbstlade-Gewehr 310(f), near the end of the war the small number of captured RSC rifles were put into service, along with other captured foreign weapons, to arm the Volkssturm.'

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https://www.historicalfirearms.info/pos ... 17-sources


If I do come across a photo of Volkssturm troops using French small arms I will post it.

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Mark
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Brady » 13 Nov 2021 14:45

Thank you for that :)

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